Duncan Gatewood - This character is raised at Stratford Plantation and has a relationship with a mulatto slave girl.
Maggie, Midge, or Marguerite - This character's name is changed upon his/her forced marriage to a slave.
Sallie Botkin Kirkpatrick - This character is sent home in disgrace from the Augusta Female Seminary after engaging in an affair with a teacher.
Alexander Kirkpatrick - This character is a teacher at the Augusta Female Seminary, and is dismissed after a student's pregnancy becomes known.
Uther Botkin - This character is educated and moves to the farming life after inheriting property from a relative. .
Leona Gatewood Byrd - This character grieves horribly after the death of another character and dies soon after.
Catesby Byrd - This character is a lawyer who has high hopes on achieving a judge's seat at the time South Carolina secedes from the Union.
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